The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

23rd July, 2017



Update: 24th July

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Sacred Music Association (ASMA) will be providing music for Solemn Vespers, Adoration and Benediction this Friday night (28th July) at 7pm. The liturgy will include music by William Byrd and Gregorio Allegri. All are welcome.

For further details about ASMA, please visit their website at


From the Parish Priest's Desk

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In today’s Gospel, Our Lord warns his disciples: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves: by their fruits shall ye know them.” Very recently, on the occasion of the funeral Mass of Cardinal Joachim Meisner (15th July, 2007), the Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI, noted in a personal message that “the Church [has] a pressing need for shepherds who would oppose the dictatorship of the zeitgeist (the spirit of the times), fully resolved to think and act from a faith standpoint.”

The Pope Emeritus went on to insist that “the Lord does not leave His Church, even if at times the ship is almost filled to the point of shipwreck.” Let each of us renew and deepen his own conviction that this is true. Cardinal Meisner, together with Cardinals Burke, Caffarra, and Brandmüller, placed before Pope Francis five Dubia, or questions, concerning keys aspects of the meaning of Amoris Laetitia, last September. The Pope has declined to give the requested clarifications, and has even ignored a subsequent request to meet with the Cardinals. For full details, please follow

Guidelines have in the meantime been published (in Argentina, Malta, Germany, Belgium and the Diocese of Rome), that purport to overturn the Church’s traditional and constant discipline regarding the inadmissibility of those in grave sin (including adultery) to Holy Communion. At the same time, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has criticised the authors of the Dubia, and provided his own answer, which is highly problematic, despite Pope Francis’s assurance of his theological acumen. It has now emerged that – according to Schönborn’s own testimony – Pope Francis sought some assurance from him that Amoris Laetitia was doctrinally sound. We have no reason to believe that the learned Cardinal has been careless with the truth in this regard. How strange, then, that if the Pope himself had doubts about the orthodoxy of the document, he should disregard the same concerns when they were respectfully presented to him by those who are supposed to be his collaborators! It does seem disappointingly out of character that he keeps silent on this point, when he is only too happy to give us the benefit of his opinion on a multitude of other matters.

We continue below, the analysis of Roberto De Mattei on the state of the family, delivered on 18th May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum (with acknowledgement and thanks to Voice of the Family).

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr Glen Tattersall

Parish Priest



May 18, 2017

Sexual promiscuity, nudism, and free love became a fundamental ritual in these sects. Thanks to interior illumination, they said, man becomes “deified” and recovers his Adamic integrity, i.e. the state of innocence enjoyed by Adam and Eve before the fall. In this sense, sexual promiscuity and the sharing of women is a fundamental point of Anabaptist doctrine, as theologian François Vernet observed. [16]

The French Revolution

Pan-sexualist utopia also accompanied the revolutionary process in 1789 when it passed from the religious level to the political one. The fateful date of the French Revolution was July 14, 1789, the day on which the Bastille fell – a fortress which the revolutionaries believed was overflowing with political prisoners, holding instead only seven common criminals, among whom was the Marquis Alphonse-François de Sade (1740-1814).

The name of the Marquis de Sade, author of pornographic novels, is tied to sexual perversion. In reality he was a “philosopher” who, after having been freed, actively participated in the Revolution. On July 1, 1790 he became an “active citizen” of the Jacobin section of Place Vendôme which went down in history as the “square of the beatings.” On September 3, 1792 while the famous “September massacres” began, he was named secretary and a year later, president of the section.

Citizen Sade composed numerous political writings during the Revolution, of which the most famous is called “Frenchman, (make) another effort if you want to be Republicans” (Français, encore un effort si vous voulez etre républicains). [17] In this text, he invited the French people to put into practice all the principles of 1789, and extirpate the roots of Christianity: “O you who have the scythe in hand, deal the last blow to the tree of superstition;” [18] “Europe expects you to be delivered at once from the scepter and the thurible.” [19] The ideology is that of 1789. Once freedom of conscience and of the press is admitted, it was necessary to give to all the freedom to act (of expression). If everything can be said, everything can be allowed.


Vespers, Adoration & Benediction – this Friday, 28th July, at 7 pm: Melbourne based members of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy meet once a month for prayer and fellowship. This Friday, the Fathers of the Newman Parish are hosting the Holy Hour. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 7pm, and Vespers will be celebrated followed by a period of silent adoration, before concluding with Benediction. Parishioners are invited to join us. Booklets which will include the Divine Office, will be provided.

The annual Parish dinner dance will be held on Saturday evening, 26th August, at the RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street, from 6.30 pm. Bookings (and payment) may be made after Sunday Mass, and also electronically at Prices are as follows: 3 courses, $67 per person ($92 with matching wines); 4 courses, $78 ($110 with wines). Additional drinks will be billed to each table, on the night. The band is “Silver Service”. Book now, for a delightful evening with fellow parishioners and friends.

Newman Fellowship for young adults: the Fellowship will meet at Maryvale at 4 pm on Saturday, 5th August (confessions in the Church from 3.30 pm, and coffee or tea in Maryvale). Our topic will be Our Lady of Fatima. Following prayer in the Church at 5.30 pm, Fellowship will continue over supper.

The next meeting of the Guild of St Clare (for the care, restoration and making of vestments and Altar linen) will be held soon (it is being rescheduled due to a difficulty with 5th August). For further information contact Chris Tyrrell on 0417 017 817 or at

Marie Prince wishes to thank all those who helped with, or attended, her birthday celebrations last Sunday, making it such a memorable occasion.

Latin classes will continue to run for a third term this year, and are open to beginners interested in joining. Students discover Latin through reading a narrative and understanding the language in context. The provided texts focus on the language of the Vulgate and the Missal. No prior knowledge is required. Term Three will begin today, 23rd of July and will run for 10 weeks. The classes, taught by Dr David Garland, are held in Maryvale, commencing approximately 15 minutes after Solemn Mass on Sundays and running for an hour. The cost is $50 for the term, with profits going to Notre Dame Priory in Tasmania.

Newman Parish reading and study group: the newly established group meets at Maryvale on Thursday evenings from 7 pm. Currently, the group is studying “How the Catholic Church built Western Civilisation”, by Thomas E Woods Jnr. Those interested are asked to contact David De Leon or Stephen Jury by email:, or

Legion of Mary: the Newman Parish Praesidium has now commenced, and meets at Maryvale every Wednesday at 7.30 pm (for approximately one hour). Those interested in becoming active members, are invited to attend this Wednesday. Those unable to attend the weekly meeting may become Auxiliary members, lending support to the Legion by their prayers. Inquiries: Lili Morgan, :

Life Dinner – Saturday, 29th July: special guest speaker Dr Robert Kaplan, forensic psychiatrist speaking on – “Euthanasia as Medical Murder : a study of historical cases.” Vote of thanks – Mr Paul Russell, founder of HOPE, Anti-Euthanasia Group. Date: Saturday 29th July at 6.30pm : Pre-Dinner drinks with nibbles. 7pm : Dinner – Two course meal. Auction / Silent Auction / Raffle Venue : Aurora Receptions, 149 Donald St. Brunswick East, Vic. Time: 6.30pm – 11pm. Tickets : Adult $80 Student : $65. RSVP: Wed. 26th July 2017. Ann-Maree Ph : 98160800 Mobile : 0447 352 252 Email :, OR register online at

The solemnity of St Dominic in the traditional calendar occurs this year on Friday, 4th August. St Dominic is the founder of the Dominican Order which has supplied the Catholic chaplaincy service at Monash University since 1964. A Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) in the traditional Dominican rite will be celebrated in the Religious Centre, Monash University, Wellington Road, Clayton, at 7.00pm. The celebrant will be Revd Fr Christopher Dowd OP, chaplain to Monash University, and the occasional preacher will be Revd Professor Michael Tavuzzi OP, professor emeritus of the University of St Thomas Angelicum in Rome. The music will be under the direction of Mr Hugh Henry, and will include the Mass propers according to Dominican chant, including the sequence In caelesti hierarchia. Supper will be served afterwards in the Narthex. Parking on campus. ALL WELCOME. Inquiries: Fr Christopher OP - 0418 510 518,